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How to insert references directly from your bibliography manager
Some of the bibliography management programs that work with LyX can directly insert citations into LyX using pipes. Even if the program you use doesn't do this out of the box, it may still be a fairly simple matter to write a script in shell or AppleScript to work with the program. This is what Mark Reid did with BibDesk.
This is accomlished by sending commands to the LyX Server via the LyX pipe in your user directory. In the normal case, the command used is
There is an exception if you are exporting SGML documents using the scripts developed by Chris Karakas. In that case you need to insert cross-references in place of citations. This is done with
For versions of LyX subsequent to 1.4, you have to use